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Next year, the Commission is celebrating 25 years of a Commission on LGBTQ youth existing in Massachusetts. We are seeking a motivated Fellow to organize historical records and support communications and planning around this upcoming anniversary. This is an ideal opportunity for individuals interested in exploring state government from a LGBTQ perspective while gaining experience in archival records, communications, and public affairs.

Position Summary
The Fellow will work with Commission members and state and community partners to preserve and communicate the Commission’s history. Responsibilities vary but may include:
• Organizing, preserving, and digitizing records of LGBTQ youth work in Massachusetts dating back to the early 1990s, based on state records law and upcoming event opportunities
• Liaising with state and community partners to understand the history of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth
• Identifying creative opportunities to preserve, celebrate, and disseminate Commission history and records
• Suppporting the integration of historical information in the Commission communications plan, such as leading a social media campaign, authoring blog posts, or conducting interviews
• Other projects as requested

Qualifications
• Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow through
• Strong writing and visual skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team
• Willingness to problem solve
• Interest in history and LGBTQ youth
• Experience with social media, design, event planning, and/or archival records a plus

To Apply
Email a cover letter and resume to James Wilson at jwilson@jri.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with priority given to those received by October 9.
Estimated Start Date: October 19, 2016
Estimated Hours: Approximately 15 hours per week.
Compensated position? Yes.

The Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth is established by law as an independent agency of the Commonwealth with one core mission: to recommend and advocate to all branches of state government effective policies, programs, and resources for LGBTQ youth to thrive.

We are an equal opportunity employer and actively seek candidates from a diverse background, including women, communities of color, the LGBTQ community, and people with disabilities.

 

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